Appellation: Willamette Valley
Chalice Estate Vineyard shares a fence line with famed King Estate Winery, and winemaker Aaron Lieberman turned proprietor Pamela Frye’s fruit into a Platinum for her Iris Vineyards project for the second straight year. Bright notes of boysenberry, strawberry and Rainier cherry pick up orange oil and cinnamon for a nicely layered and remarkably priced example of Pinot Noir that earned its way into the 2020 Platinum Judging via a gold medal at the Oregon Wine Competition in Ashland.
Rated “Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest.
Production: 5,200 cases
Food pairings: Enjoy with poultry, dishes featuring mushrooms, root vegetables, fried fare, soft cheeses or cured meat.
Iris Vineyards tasting room
82110 Territorial Highway
Eugene, OR 97405
Great Northwest Wine
This story was originally published February 16, 2021 3:37 PM.